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Applied Attention Theory

1st Edition

By Christopher D. Wickens, Jason S. McCarley

CRC Press

248 pages | 40 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780805859836
pub: 2007-12-05

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Eye witness testimony, training, driving, and display design: these are just a few of the real-world domains in which depend on undivided attention. Emphasizing the link between theory and application, Applied Attention Theory provides a deep understanding of how theories of attention, developed from laboratory-based psychological research, can inform our understanding of everyday human performance in a wide number of applications and environments. The basic theories discussed concern divided, focused, and selective attention, and areas of application include mental workload measurement, multi-tasking, distracted driving, complex display design, education, and the training of attentional skills.

Table of Contents


Single Channel Theory and Automaticity Theory

Attention Control

Visual Attention Control, Scanning and Information Sampling

Visual Search

Spatial Attention and Displays

Resources and Effort

Time Sharing and Multiple Resource Theory


Executive Control: Attention Switching, Interruptions and Task-Management

Individual Differences in Attention

Cognitive Neurosciences and Neuroergonomics

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety